Information appeal made following armed robbery in Wigan

An appeal for information has been made after staff and customers were threatened by masked thieves during an armed robbery in Wigan. Police received a call to Betfred on Elliott Street in Tyldesley to reports of an armed robbery a little before 11.30am on Sunday 13th August 2017. The two masked men, who were armed … Read more

Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day

A special flag is flying from County Hall to mark Armed Forces Day. The flag was presented to County Councillor Terry Aldridge, Chairman of Lancashire County Council, by Mrs Amanda Parker JP DL, Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire, at a special ceremony. The flag marks the county council’s appreciation of the contribution made by the UK’s … Read more

New Armed Forces and Veterans Champion for Lancashire

Lancashire County Council’s new Armed Forces & Veterans Champion has been talking about his role ahead of Armed Forces Day. County Councillor Alf Clempson represents Poulton-le-Fylde. He joined the Army aged 16 and went on to serve for 24 years in the Scots Guards. He attained the rank of Warrant Officer Class 2, before retiring … Read more

Hospital hosts tea party in support of Armed Forces’ Week

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are hosting a tea party on Friday 23 June in support of Armed Forces’ Week and SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity. The tea party will run from 12noon to 4pm at the entrance of Southport hospital. During the afternoon there will be tea and coffee kindly donated by Bookers, … Read more

Experience a World War One trench this Armed Forces Day

Military displays, musical entertainment and a World War One simulation dome will come to Leigh Civic Square next weekend as Armed Forces Day returns. Wigan Council has organised the event, which will take place on Saturday 24th June in Leigh. Veterans are encouraged to enjoy a free breakfast in Leigh Market at 10am ahead of … Read more